Best way to house a gas bottle on a double sided zero boundary build

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  1. Sackie

    Sackie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have a build which is a 'build to boundary' on both sides, hence no side access from the front of the house to the back. I need to put a gas bottle somewhere but I am trying to avoid putting it any where near the front façade . The only thing I can think of is to 'decoratively' box it in somewhere in the front. I have a boundary fence going all the way down the driveway. Anyone have any other ideas at all??

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  2. nuzullandchicky

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    What about just inside that fence on the left? This will still be easy access for refilling too.
     
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    How far along is the build ?
    Can't be too far along if the gas line hasn't been run yet

    Why wouldn't you just go all electric ?
    Electric/induction is better than ever ;)
    Much more efficient and far cheaper in the long run :D
     
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    What Stoffo said..
     
  5. Sackie

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    Originally that was my intention, to go induction. After consulting with REAs in the area, gas was a huge plus if possible , even bottled. Perhaps the old fashioned perception of an electric kitchen hasn't quite yet caught up with the modern reality for many.
     
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    Not enough room.
     
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    I’m surprised the agents said to go with bottles. We’re doing gas too for the same reason, people want gas cooking. If they want induction they can easily swap it out.

    I asked two trusted agents and both said gas is good. I didn’t ask about bottles but I do wonder if they would have suggested we go gas if our supply was bottles.
     
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    Has to be bottles @wylie as their is no gas line in the immediate area. Agents said buyers would be very pleased if we put gas.
     
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    I reckon modern electric induction cooking is preferable to gas.
    For me, gas would be a strong negative.
     
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    I wouldn't mind induction either tbh. But if the agents say X is good for an area I gotta go with it.
     
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    Install the plumbing in a discrete position, don't have the bottle connected/on site when holding opens. :rolleyes:
     
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    What has a plumber and gasfitter suggested. They will have encountered this and know what requirements are for fire and safety.
     
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    Currently it's not a plumbing issue, just a matter of where I want to put the LPG bottles. I'm trying to find a solution to keep it out of sight as much as possible. At the end of the day it's not a big deal but if I can keep it from being a distraction to the front facade then I'd like to. So far the only ideas I have are to box it in with some decorative thing and hide it amongst the landscaping or...if the underground idea is a go then that would be good, depending on cost.
     
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    It may be a bit of faffing around but can you get a pressure vessel into the rear of the property (as a permanent part of the installation) to be used for storage, have it plumbed to the front where the new bottle can be emptied to charge the storage vessel at the rear.

    While you're at it, put in a bbq point too. Beer's on you. ;)
     
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    Sounds like a lot of 'faffing'...
     
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    In perth we have mostly reticulated gas and everyone loves a gas cooktop BUT I found that it wasn't the end of the world to do a few projects as solely electric due to access constraints.
    I went heatpump hotwater and induction. I honestly think that people are becoming more and more ok with induction as an alternative to a gas cooktop. I know you trust your REA but I think it warrants some further investigation to see if you really do need gas. If I as a PPOR buyer had a choice between gas bottles at the front or induction then I'd go induction.
    There are only a very few spots you can put a gas bottle to meet requirements (ie not too close to windows, opeings etc)

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